The sentence you quoted is deliberately intended to illustrate how Rule 14 works. Here too, Rule 14 states: “Sometimes the pronoun, object or object of a verb is in the middle of the sentence. The pronouns that, and the singular or plural according to the noun, become right in front of them. So if this name is singular, use a singular verb. If it`s plural, use a plural verb. Since the one in the middle of the sentence, in front of the noun, which is plural, we use the plural do. You don`t need to consider the word one in the sentence. The form of the past offers a wonderful rest from this problem of verb-word theme. We get this break because in the tense past, first-person and third-person verbs are the same. According to Merriam-Webster, “while” can be used as a verb, but how about the following sentence? I`m really having a hard time understanding. Please help me. 2.
The Mock Trial team was satisfied with their interventions before the judge. The singular verb was and pronoun it is used when the author intends to convey that the team members were generally all satisfied with the presentations. OR The fictitious trial team was satisfied with his intervention before the judge. The pluralistic verb and pronoun it is used when the writer intends to convey that there are some disagreements within the team, but overall they were satisfied with the presentations. It`s a different situation from the phrase: “A man does and does all the work.” One could also enter the list of pronouns of Rule 8, “The pronouns of each, each, each, each, one, someone, someone, someone and someone are singularly and require singular verbs. Don`t be misled about the following. Since this sentence does not contain who, this or which, follow Article 8: One of the men does all the work. He is one of the men who does/does the work. The word before who is a man is plural.
Therefore, use the plural verb do. Two nouns or separate pronouns, by … Or not… and don`t take a singular verb. Team names and music group names that are plural take plurals. For example: The Yankees are in first place. The Jonas Brothers are popular. Yes, furniture is a mass name. It is considered singular and requires a singular verb. I know I shouldn`t disturb, but it drives me crazy to hear collective names associated with plural verbs.
When I read Wikipedia, I see where “Led Zeppelin was an English rock band… That sounds fake. The fact that the group was British should not dictate that English rules should apply. I would never say, “Coca-Cola is working on a new formula.” Coca-Cola is a collective noun, so we must use a singular verb, as in “Coca-Cola IS is working on a new formula.” Class titles can be highlighted if they are formally used with a particular school like the Washington High School of 2012.